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Space to spread out. The most comfortable bed in the world!
Garden Cottage in East Austin
Garden Cottage in East Austin
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Our cozy cottage located in our backyard garden is your own private oasis. Queen bed, hardwood floors, walk-in shower, high-speed internet, and a 1/2 acre lot right outside your door--complete with chickens, goats, bunnies, a duck and the cutest (and feistiest) pot-belly pig in Austin.

The space

This fantastic backyard garden oasis has been completely remodeled and is available for rent by the night. Hardwood floors, AC unit, heater, queen-size bed with a fluffy duvet. Fully equipped bathroom with walk-in shower and a large closet. Small refrigerator and microwave for your convenience. Coffee pot and toaster oven. Free Wi-Fi!

Enjoy a private entrance onto our beautiful 1/2 acre lot. Take in the fresh air while sitting in the Adirondack Chairs right outside your door or spend the day reveling in all that Austin has to offer. We are 3 1/2 miles from downtown Austin and the U.T. campus. There is a bus stop just a short walk up the street. Check-out time is 11:00 am (noon) and check-in time is after 2:00 pm.

No minimum stay. Also available for rent by the month. Please look at calendar carefully as rates are subject to increase during festivals and other high traffic times (SXSW, ACL, F1, etc.) Price increases are reflected on the calendar!

If you have animal allergies, this is NOT the place for you. Please take time to look at the pictures. We have a lot of animals on our property. We think of this as a huge plus, but allergy sufferers will most likely feel otherwise.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to enjoy everything our backyard has to offer. Play with the cats, give treats to the pig, throw the ball to the dogs, sing to the chickens, lounge in the hammock or adirondack chairs.

Interaction with guests

We LOVE to chat with our guests, but also understand when people are looking for a private retreat. We live in the main house and spend a lot of time on our back porch and in the yard. Come talk to us and visit whenever you want. Or ask our girls to sing for you, do a gymnastics routine, or put on a theatrical play. They love the attention!

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Cleaning Fee $20
Weekend Price $100 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

• Check-in time is 2PM.

• Check-in time is 2PM.

1. We LOVE pets, but please leave yours at home.
2. Speaking of pets, please enjoy ours while you are here.
3. Smoking (cigarettes, folks; not the special stuff) is okay as long as it happens outside and not in the trailer.
4. Although we want you, the guests, to enjoy the trailer and our yard as much as you can, please ask us before inviting others to join you.
5. Stay up as late as you want, but please keep it quiet after 10 pm. We want our neighbors to continue liking us. :)

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
1 night minimum stay

353 Reviews

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Kasey User Profile
November 2017
What a special spot this is. Even though I never met Marcella, the check in was easy and the garden shed cottage was an absolutely perfect fit for my one night stay. Loved the little details and the yard full of animals. This is a gem of a spot.

Sara User Profile
November 2017
We had a great time staying in this cottage (tucked away in a beautiful garden!). It had every amenity we could ask for and was beautifully decorated. The animals on the property were our favorite part-- especially Reggie, the snuggly (and huge!) kitty who came into the cottage to hang out with us. Definitely recommend staying here, we hope to be back soon!

Anna User Profile
November 2017
Easily one of the best AirBnB’s I’ve stayed in! The garden cottage is adorable, spacious, and full of wonderful amenities. In addition, the property is nice and secluded from central Austin, but it is only a 10-minute drive to the heart of the city. The hosts were incredibly hospitable and I️ already can’t wait to go back. Thanks so much, Marcella & Meredith!

Gary User Profile
November 2017
The Garden Cottage was fantastic, I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to stay here. The space itself is super cozy and clean, the hosts are excellent and responsive, and the location is in a nice quiet street away from the heart of downtown but still easily accessible by car in a few minutes. The property is like a mini-farm with chickens, goats, a pig, and some friendly cats and a dog. It's really amazing. It's a great value for what you get as well, I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Austin.

Michael User Profile
October 2017
Excellent Airbnb hosts, awesome and fun place to stay. Thanks!

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay! Everything from the super comfy bed to the amazing animals made this place a wonderful choice. I would absolutely stay here again.

Duane User Profile
October 2017
Marcella's place was very cool and affordable for Austin which seems to be getting a bit pricey. As advertised, she has animals in the back yard that are fenced up which my girlfriend probably enjoyed too much. There are a few goats, pig, cat, a dog and probably some other critters creepin around that we missed. They all seemed very friendly. The actual space was a very cool little cottage with unique decorating. The bed was extremely comfortable and I slept very well in it. Marcella responded quickly to my inquiry as I sent her a message later in the evening to be staying that night. Overall a great place for a great value.

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Marcella User Profile

Hi! My name is Marcella. Here's a little about me:

1) I have an ever fluctuating number of kids living with me.

2) The reason why the number of kids changes is because I am a foster parent.

3) Being a foster mom is the hardest and most rewarding thing I have ever done.

4) I began hosting on airbnb as a way to supplement our income and allow me to stay home with the kiddos.

5) I'm so glad I did, because I LOVE being an airbnb host!

6) When I have some free time, I love to garden or putter around outside doing projects.

7) I love animals but never expected to have quite so many.

8) I also never expected to be washing so much laundry as an adult. :)

9) I make really good English Toffee.

10) I always share some of my toffee with guests. :)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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